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They removed the bronze garbage this week, but are supposed to put it back

Missing art at Haymarket

As roving UHub photographer Mark J. shows us, most of the bronze garbage embedded in the road at Haymarket was removed as part of construction work for the Haymarket hotel now going up, but the BPDA assures us that Mags Harries's work, officially known as "Asarotron, 1976," will be put back down, if not in the exact same spot, once the hotel is finished.

It would probably be uncharitable to mention we've heard that sort of assurance before (whatever happened to the large Coke sign in Brighton, or public access to the observation deck at the Hancock?), and besides, the bronze garbage was removed during the Big Dig and it was put back again, so.

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The public has no reason not to trust BPDA. Sure they've made "mistakes" before but given the fact they issued a statement saying it Will Never Happen Again surely we can trust them now.

Besides, that one crook resigned. It's only trustworthy, dedicated public servants now.

/S

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There's gotta be a warehouse, I'm thinking along the Southeast Expressway in Dorchester, that holds all of Boston's missing things - the Coke sign, Curley's desk, etc.

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They're storing it all on the closed observation deck at the Hancock building.

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"Top. Men."

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re: coca cola sign http://archive.boston.com/blogs/yourtown/boston/dirty-old-boston/2013/07...

it was destroyed sadly by ConRail.

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They say probably scrapped, but maybe someone with a big truck and several strong friends took it home.

I hear that somewhere in Auburndale there's a giant totem pole from Norumbega Park's Totem Pole ballroom that had to be cut in half to fit into someone's basement.

You never know.

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I wish my junk was bronze.

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To be fair they were removed during the Big Dig and they were returned.

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Can't forget the Chinatown lions (secretly "foo dogs" all along) that were taken to contractor's suburban home and replaced with replicas:
https://www.bostonherald.com/2007/10/11/dogfight-over-taken-relics/

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I remember that and being shocked that this happened and no one ever noticed or said anything.

I wonder if they were ever returned?

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I don't go through that part of Chinatown very often.

The photo from 2004 shows a dirtier version
https://www.flickr.com/photos/george_in/3277930641/

Than the 2008 photo
https://www.flickr.com/photos/toastyghosty/2649098390/

So maybe not?

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According to this blog http://www.cryan.com/blog/20180524.jsp, the two Paul Pedini stole were returned, but the other two are at a restaurant in Saugus.

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Kowloon needs to return the statues to the people of the city of Boston from whom they were stolen.

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Did they ever return?
No they never returned.
And their fate is still unlearned.

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